Registered Nurse

Location: Plymouth
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Wage Negotiable
Contact Name: Marc Coffey
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Main Purpose: To provide high quality nursing care and to assist in identifying and addressing the health and social care of a wide variety of residents.

Scope of Job: Responsible to the Clinical Manager. Responsible for all Care Assistants and for the smooth running of the Home.

Main Responsibilities:


  • To provide a high standard of direct nursing care to residents, based on the assessment of care needs and in consultation with residents, their families and the Care Team
  • To continuously evaluate the quality of care given, and regularly assess the needs of the residents to effect the changes required to achieve planned goals
  • To administer and order medicines and be aware of potential effects
  • Liaise with GPs, chiropodists, dentists and any other members of the wider care teams
  • Care planning and implementation of Care Plans
  • To work within the NMC Codes of Conduct and Scope of Practice and within the Home’s policies and procedures
  • To continuously review their own nursing practices to develop news skills and knowledge through continuous professional development training that contribute to the enhancement of patient care skills
  • To work closely with other members of the care team, ensuring that effective, high quality care is given, to achieve planned goals
  • To ensure the efficient and effective use of all home resources and that all staff maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness
  • To keep next of kin informed of significant changes in a resident’s condition
  • To ensure religious, cultural, emotional and psychological support for residents and their families
  • To attend and participate in relevant staff meetings
  • To ensure that there is adequate staffing cover
  • Any reasonable other duties which may be required


Person Specification – Essential Criteria


  • Registered Mental Nurse or Registered General Nurse
  • Be able to work on a 2 week rota
  • Self and team motivated
  • Organised
  • Flexible
  • Sensitive to the needs of others but able to implement action plans to address identified needs
  • Able to work within concepts and broad boundaries
  • Good knowledge and understanding of nursing roles and professional boundaries
  • Active team player, but also able to work on own initiative
  • Good communicator.